Itís no secret that we love movies, but how well do you know movies from the past? The kind of girl flicks that every teenage girl should absolutely see at least a few times before she leaves the teenage years behind? There are far too many awesome chick movies out there, but these five you should absolutely see as soon as possible.
Much Ado about Nothing
Yes, itís Shakespeare, but itís Shakespeare at his very finest. Much Ado about Nothing is a romantic comedy that doesnít have the darker elements of many of Shakespeareís other works. The actors in the film must have been raised speaking in Shakespearean English because the words just flow naturally and within a few minutes you realize that you understand everything they are saying and become simply enthralled in the beauty of the language and the acting.
Youíve likely seen it featured on a few classic throw-back shows, but if youíve never watched the entire movie, youíve got a date with the DVD this weekend. The Breakfast Club takes kids from every clique in a high school and forces them together for detention on a Saturday morning. The movie is not only pure genius; it will leave you with a huge plethora of one-liners and a few groovy new dance moves.
Arguably one of the absolute most depressing, yet uplifting, films of friendship, Beaches is horribly sappy and truly wonderful. Two friends from childhood fall apart and come together endlessly with growing intensity until things truly come to a head and everything changes. This is the movie that made ďWind beneath My WingsĒ an inspirational classic.
Thelma and Louise
If you havenít had enough volatile female friendships, try on Thelma and Louise. Two good friends hit the road after a crime is committed. They have many adventures and the ending is easily the most famous part of the movie Ė itís parodied often. But most impressively, while watching, keep an eye out for Brad Pitt. This was one of his very first movies.
Steel Magnolias is a Southern classic appropriate for every region. A group of Southern women bump along through life together in Louisiana. Full of female stars, the movie is one of those that will keep you laughing, crying and leave you with some truly memorable lines. The life lessons in the movie are especially profound and appropriate for all of us. It is most definitely a tear jerker as well.
A League of Their Own
When the men headed to war in the 1940s, some of the women got busy playing baseball while they were gone. A League of Their Own is again star-studded and follows two sisters through the female baseball leagues including the trials and tribulations they faced trying to work with and against each other. The movie is absolutely a perfect source for a bit of history and more than a few clever one-liners.